Monday, 4 January 2010

Play the 'how to be greener game'

I was thinking if my attempts to be greener were a board game what would today look like?

  • lay in bed and be 'in the moment' with your partner and two dogs - move forward two spaces
  • lay in bed too long and have to take the car to work - move back two spaces
  • put on all second hand clothes and feel awesome - gain one green and one wellbeing point
  • decide to print out document rather than read on computer - back one space
  • save paper by printing on both sides of paper- move forward one space
  • twenty minutes later you still have not worked out how to do it so have to print 118 pages - back to start
  • say Happy New Year to everyone in the building and create nice atmosphere - gain wellbeing point
  • join in complaining about another member of staff - lose wellbeing point
  • take down Christmas tree and pack away carefully so new decorations do not have to be bought next year - win 3 green points
  • break button on rather tight clothes swapping trousers while bending down to put away tree - miss a go while attending clothes repair class
  • arrange afternoon appointment so you can walk to it, meet 3 people you know on the way - gain 1 fitness point and 2 wellbeing points
  • write amusing blog entry and feel rather pleased with self - move to final place and win game

5 comments:

  1. Hehe, this is great. Thinking of it like a board game is great because then going backwards sometimes is part of life and doesn't mean that you aren't still going in the right direction too!

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  2. Dear Helen, Laughed VERY loudly in the Library which I reckon is at least 3 wellbeing points (1 for physical inner exercise). Still thinking up an answer to your first question . . . maybe that's a clue. Several millions of us thinking about changing and no one quite getting round to doing the light thing. Love the new humour section, CX

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  3. helenofnorwich6 January 2010 18:05

    glad you like it. i was just sitting here and thinking how cold i am and then it went through my head ' global warming?...bring it on!'
    but not everyone would find that funny of course

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  4. liking that you get to move two spaces if you stay in bed with your partner!

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  5. too right! it saves heating and is lurvly. Remember in the water crisis we had 'save water, bath with a friend!'? Perhaps someone can come up with the bed sharing equivalent tag line.

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